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  • Algebra

    Posted by Suryansh on June 24, 2023 at 10:41 pm

    Mr. Johnson has three children. The sum of their ages is equal to the number of minutes in a day. The product of their ages is equal to the number of seconds in a day. Can you determine the ages of Mr. Johnson’s three children?

    Akshar replied 5 months, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Akshar

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    December 3, 2023 at 12:46 pm
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    Let the age of three children be x,y and z.

    And relation between the ages is x+y+z = 1440 minutes and x*y*z = 86400 seconds.

    Now there might be multiple answers to this question. But one possible way to solve this is calculated below :

    Let the age of three children be same, x = y = z.
    So, x*y*z = 86400 seconds

    x^3 = 86400 seconds

    x = 28800 seconds

    x = 28800/60 minutes

    x = 480 minutes.

    So the age of the children is 480 minutes or 28800 seconds each.

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